Submit a Research Request


Please review the following instructions before proceeding to the online research request form:

  • A non-refundable research fee is required. The cost is $15.00 for in-state residents and $25.00 for out-of-state residents.
  • The research fee includes up to 20 pages of photocopies, additonal copies are $0.25 each. Staff will contact you to arrange for payment if the number of copies exceeds 20.
  • Payment is required even if no information is found. In that case, staff will provide a written report documenting the search and providing further research suggestions.
  • The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, mail payment with the appropriate printable version of the form:
  • Limit requests to one surname, additonal surnames require separate forms.
  • Fill in the spaces on the form as completely as possible.
  • Before completing the form, review the types of records available at the ADAH. Staff wil search only four record sources; if more than four are selected, they will search the four that might best answer your question. If you prefer, you can hire an independent researcher to do more in-depth research.
  • Allow two to three weeks for research to be completed. The response will be mailed.
  • To order copies of photographs and other images, use the Digitization & Reproduction Order Form instead.

Select an Option:
You are an:
Alabama resident ($15)
Out-of-State resident ($25)

You must pick one of the above options to proceed.